Southwestern Fruit Salad with Tequila Lime Dressing |

Southwestern Fruit Salad with Tequila Lime Dressing

Enjoy this salad of sweet colourful tropical fruit tossed in a piquant cilantro lime dressing flavoured with honey and tequila. Add fresh grilled prawns to make it a complete meal in a bowl.
Course Salad
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Flavour & Savour


  • 1 cup cantaloupe chunks
  • 1 cup honeydew melon chunks
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 mango peeled and cubed
  • 2 oranges in sections
  • 1 cup strawberries sliced
  • 1/2 cup jicama julienne or finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp finely minced poblano pepper or 1 tablespoon finely minced ancho chili pepper see note
  • about 32 grilled prawns see below

Tequila Lime Dressing

  • 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp tequila
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro washed and ends trimmed
  • freshly ground sea salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine lime juice and zest, honey and tequila in a food processor. Pulse to combine. Add cilantro and process until smooth. With machine running, slowly add the olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Combine all ingredients except seafood in a large salad bowl, toss with tequila lime dressing, and top with fresh grilled prawns or shrimp.


An ancho chili is a dried poblano pepper. Poblano peppers are quite mild. Ancho chilis have much more heat.